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Freel Peak | Bagging Tahoe’s tallest

Tucked high above South Lake Tahoe sits Freel Peak at 10,881 feet, Tahoe’s loftiest mountain. It’s mostly treeless top was originally known as Bald...

Panoramic vistas along Donner Lake Rim Trail

When the Donner Lake Rim Trail is complete in a few years, hikers and mountain bikers will be able to explore over granite benches...

Waist-high wildflowers at Meiss Meadows

When I’m itching for an amazing display of wildflowers, the trail between Carson Pass and Showers Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail/Tahoe Rim Trail...

Dramatic views to Snow Valley Peak

Looking for a strenuous summer workout that brings you to spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, but without the massive crowds that you find on...

Expansive views from Donner Peak

The Donner Summit Historical Society calls it the most important historical square mile in California — and they’re probably right. Donner Pass is where...

Hiking at Echo Lakes

Over the years I’ve hiked on the trail out of Echo Lakes about a half dozen times and each visit was memorable. There was the...

Exploring the lakes of Desolation Wilderness

Desolation Wilderness was designated as a Primitive Area in 1969 and became part of the National Wilderness Preservation System; its 63,690 acres is an...

Explore history of Cave Rock on East Shore hike

The jutting promontory of Cave Rock on U.S. Route 50 between Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook, Nev., is a signature geologic feature that you see...

Peter Fain

I was competing in the Billy Dutton Uphill Race a number of years ago, gasping for breath when I saw a tall man with...

Wildlife & wildflowers at Martis Creek

  Large expanses of purple blooms caught my eye on the western side of Martis Valley as I drove along the highway connecting Truckee to...


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